With Eden Hazard heavy link away from Chelsea this summer, the club has identified Unai Emery’s favorite European player Nicolas Pepe as their best replacement for the Belgian attacker.
Hazard, who will be out of contract in 2020, has rejected all contract offers to extend his stay at the Stamford Bridge with the club losing all hope have resigned to selling the Belgian to Real Madrid this summer should a tempting offer arise.
The Belgian attacker is Zinedine Zidane’s top priority ahead of the summer transfer window as the French manager is set to revitalize his team following their poor performance this campaign.
Chelsea, however, has sighted Lille attacker Pepe, who has bagged 19 goals this season in the Ligue 1, as their top priority ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Stamford Bridge outift will be facing off several European giants like Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Manchester United to the signature of the Ivory international, who has a price tag of £70million place by his French club.
Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich has been reported to have started negotiations with Pepe’s agent while Manchester United and Arsenal still keeping a watchful eye on the attacker.
Chelsea still awaiting on FIFA to accpet their transfer ban appeal before advancing on a move with Nicolas Pepe.